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jerryscoins

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MY computer is pretty slow in the start up area. I have comcast high speed and when I click on an icon to get onto the net or what ever it takes up to a minute to load. The computer is pretty fast once on the net though. Also I have periodic freezes or slow downs. they usually don't last long but are really frustrating. Occasionally I have to restart the whole computer though to unfreeze. I did run a hijack this and here is the results can also run everest or whatever is necessary. Thanks.

Edited by BHowett, 03 October 2009 - 11:41 AM.
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You have a lot on there!

By the way, you are not supposed to post a hijack this log in this forum.

Anyway, I would uninstall Ask Toolbar to start.
AVG is a resource hog.
You may want to switch to Avira Antivirus.

Instant messengers take up a lot of resources.
You could combine them in one of these-

http://www.miranda-im.org/

http://www.pidgin.im/

Adaware takes up a lot of resources, but keep it to stay safe or use Super AntiSpyware free version, and run it occasionally on full scan. No real time protection for the free version.

http://www.superantispyware.com/

Looks like you have a media center.
Which adds a few startups it needs.
Cyberlink does not need to start with windows.

Edited by cmpm, 03 October 2009 - 09:58 AM.

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Thanks much. will give them a try.What do you think of the following tools.
Registry Mechanic
Registry Optimizer
CCleaner

Edited by jerryscoins, 03 October 2009 - 12:01 PM.

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Thanks much. will give them a try.What do you think of the following tools.
Registry Mechanic
Registry Optimizer
CCleaner


Useless pieces of garbage.
Please uninstall. Registry cleaners cause more issues than they solve.
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Is there anyway to fix any problems they may have caused in the past/ Thanks again.
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Cleanup your temp files and other folders with these tools.

http://www.geekstogo...ner-file21.html

http://www.geekstogo...er-file187.html

http://www.stevengou...o...&Itemid=223

Post results if this helped or not.
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Yes thanks very much it does seem to improved things. I didn't really know which one to use so went with TFC. One last question was wondering what you thought of Freeram xp pro. Is it useful or is something like this just taking up space. I have had it for awhile and not sure if it really does any good or not. Thanks much again, I am hooked on your site.
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Freeram xp pro is not what I would use.
WinXP handles memory fine just how it is.
Unless you are getting a low memory message from the system, it's fine.

I would uninstall it.
Also you can run the other utilities I listed.

And go here to check if there are still problems.

http://www.geekstogo...uide-t2852.html

Especially run Malwarebytes on full scan.
If there is trouble after doing all in the Guide.
Post in the malware forum-

http://www.geekstogo...emoval-f37.html
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